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  STEVE GÖLDBY'S METAL CHRONICLES

BEST OF 2015


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Best Album: Ensiferum's – 'One Man Army'

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I've been wondering since I first heard it in February whether anything else would beat it to my Album Of The Year but it held it's own right to the end, even in a year when Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Helloween and Black Star Riders all released albums.

Ensiferum's 'One Man Army' is reviewed here.

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Best Gig: Ensiferum – Islington Academy, London (March)

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It's Ensiferum again live at the Islington Academy on 24th March and you can read my review right here. They utterly nailed it.

Best Band: Ensiferum

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Well as they got Album Of The Year and Best Gig it can only be Ensiferum. They produced their best ever album, played like demons on tour and capped it all off with a magnificent performance at Bloodstock.

And the good news is they are back in England in February. You can listen to my interview with Sami right here.

Best New Band: Finsterforst

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Finsterforst by a country mile. The album 'Mach Dich Frei' made a huge impression on me and might even have featured more in this article if Ensiferum had taken a year off. You can read my Finsterforst review right here.

Things To Look Forward To In 2016

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More Ensiferum, the most spectacular Iron Maiden tour yet supporting their 'Book of Souls' album, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow re-emerging after twenty years, and two nights of Motörhead live at Hammersmith. Bring it on.

29.12.15







WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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